Torque whores lament. The most recent lamb led to slaughter is Dodge’s diesel engine for the half-ton Ram. According to pickuptrucks.com and sources within Cummins, Chrysler’s contract with the engine manufacturer is void in accordance with their Chapter 11 filing. That’s not to say that Fiat won’t decide to build the engine down the road, but for now it was not one of the projects cherry-picked to be part of “Good Chrysler”.
Cummins director of public relations, Mark Land, admits they saw this coming. Ford, GM and Toyota have all killed similar small-diesel programs. Land also says that the partnership with Chrysler is still possible, and development on the engine will continue with or without them.